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Martial Arts
Discipline is the core of all martial arts. Any yet, each practice is seen as a path to relieving stress, as well. These offerings are for the basic beginner through the coveted black belt in karate and include jujitsu, aikido, kendo with bamboo swords, and more.
Aikido

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Ages 12&Up Beginner: A defensive martial art that redirects an attacker's energy through evasions, throws, escapes, and pins. By learning the principles and practice of Aikido, one can learn to manage conflict in one's personal life. Be non-aggressive without being a victim. Coordinate mind and body, and deal effectively with stress and tension. Emphasis on Ki development.


Ages 12&Up: Students must have the instructor's permission before registering. Builds on the Beginner class and is adapted to the level of the students. Covers additional defensive techniques when faced with multiple attackers and or weapons.


Karate/Jujitsu

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Ages 18 and up:Japanese Classical Martial Arts are the version of Martial Arts that tries to understand, learn and incorporate the samurai philosophy, to follow and emulate their ability in the martial arts. The purpose of our training is the development of inner strength to put it to the service of our families, schools and community. In the process, by the training, we'll develop confidence, self-assurance and physical strength but also instinctive reactions or reflexes. Competition is a matter of sports. Classical Martial Arts is not a sport. It is a way of life. That is what the 'DO' means. Further inquire: bskofmc@gmail.com


Ages 5-7 The class emphasizes the various basic techniques of judo - Japanese martial arts - including the aspects of self-control, discipline, respect, politeness, balance, and coordination. Japanese terms are taught and used throughout the class. Judo is a very good way to have the best education and be better and healthy in daily life. At the end of each class the participant is given a simple symbol (for example a sticker) that the student can take home to remind him/her of some aspect of judo. A material fee of $30 is due on the first day of class.


Ages 8-10 The class emphasizes the various basic techniques of judo - Japanese martial arts - including the aspects of self-control, discipline, respect, politeness, balance, and coordination. Japanese terms are taught and used throughout the class. Judo is a very good way to have the best education and be better and healthy in daily life. At the end of each class the participant is given a simple symbol (for example a sticker) that the student can take home to remind him/her of some aspect of judo.


Ages 6-13 Tuesdays Ages 16 & up Thursday -Discover a way to overcome your daily stress. Iaido is described as cultivation of patience to keep you from conflict. Control of body, as well as mind, are the desired results. Additional benefits include discipline and respect, balance and patience and fitness and energy. Participants will need to purchase a GI. For more information, contact Salvador Cortes at bskofmc@gmail.com


Ages 10 and up:Discover a way to overcome your daily stress. Iaido is described as cultivation of patience to keep you from conflict. Control of body, as well as mind, are the desired results. Additional benefits include discipline and respect, balance and patience and fitness and energy. Participants will need to purchase a GI. For more information, contact Salvador Cortes at bskofmc@gmail.com


Ages 6-12 (Students must be 6 at the start of class): Instruction in the physical and psychological aspects of Tang Soo Do style Korean Karate and Jujitsu. Lecture, exercise, drills and competition with promotional exams available. Instructors from Tompkins Karate Association (TKA). New students accepted prior to the 3rd class of each session. *All locations accept Beginning through Advanced students. Beginners; if your chosen location offers a 6pm class, you must register for that 6pm class time. Beginners must attend 6pm at Upper County CC, Bauer CC, Damascus CC, Resnik ES, Praisner CC, Rolling Terr. ES, Germantown CC & Dufief ES, Beginners may attend the later time at all other sites.


Ages 13-Adult: Instruction in the physical and psychological aspects of Tang Soo Do style Korean Karate and Jujitsu. Lecture, exercise, drills and competition with promotional exams available. Instructors from Tompkins Karate Association (TKA). All locations accept beginning through advanced students. New students accepted before the 3rd class of each session.


Ages 13-Adult: Open to brown and black belt TKA students. Practice with each other and develop skills under supervision of select instructors. No formal instruction during Club sessions. Note: Participants registering for 7pm class must be registered in a regular TKA class during the same season.


Ages 13-Adult: Open to brown and black belt TKA students. Practice with each other and develop skills under supervision of select instructors. No formal instruction during Club sessions.


Ages 16+ Work your body, mind and spirit the Shaolin way! Relieve stress and improve your strength, endurance, flexibility, and agility through an aerobic workout of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu stretches, stances, kicks, strikes and jumps. All levels of experience are welcome. No uniforms, belts or tests. Bring your chi! Forms will be taught to those who progress through the basics. Wear comfortable long pants and martial arts shoes (or any sneakers for quick pivoting -- for example, running shoes NOT recommended). Instructor is a disciple of 34th generation Shaolin Temple monk, Shifu Shi Yan Ming, founder and abbot of the USA Shaolin Temple in New York.


Ages 9-12 Kid Dragons is specifically designed to improve the focus, motor skills, physical fitness, teamwork, and self-confidence in order to perform daily life task as well as develop basic, intermediate and advanced taekwondo techniques, and prepare for the competitive side of Olympic Taekwondo as well as good sportsmanship. Most importantly we teach great discipline though respect and responsibility. . A material fee of $25 is due on the first day of class, and all new students must purchase a uniform.


Age 5-8 Little Dragons is specifically designed to improve the child's focus, motor skills, teamwork, and self-confidence in order to perform daily life task as well as develop beginner taekwondo techniques. Most importantly we teach great discipline though respect and responsibility. A material fee of $25 is due on the first day of class, and all new students must purchase a uniform.


Ages 6 & Up: Be among the firsts to learn this exotic martial art. Vovinam is Vietnamese martial arts. Vietnamese used Vovinam to fight in wars. Vovinam is growing rapidly around the world. Learn to defense using your hands, elbows, kicks, throws, escape & levering, joints locks, choke holds, and submissions. Weapons are including knives, swords, machete, staff, axes, folding fan and others. Vovinam techniques are simple, effective, and artistic. They are realistic and easy to learn. Anybody at 6 and older can learn it. Parents can join class with kids too. Each 90 minutes section will burn you out with extensive warm ups, fall breaks, rolling, strikes/kicks/blocks, forms, and sparring. This course is prepared for real life situations, so you will learn how to fall safely on streets; you will train constantly with partners of different sizes.For more information: (301)204-3118 or VovinamMD@gmail.com


Kendo

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Ages 12&Up: Beginner/Intermediate. Modern sword training is done using bamboo swords as opposed to bladed swords. Protection for chest, head and hands are worn. Kendo benefits both mind and body through quick thought, quick reflexes, determination, self control and positive physical expression. The goal is not necessarily to defeat the opponent but to gain inner strength and mental confidence. Explore the ancient samurai, their philosophy and values. Optional to purchase shinai from instructor for $30. See Shodo, an excellent complement to training. Questions email: tsir.office@verizon.net